According to reports in The Sun, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is ready to launch a British record £90m offer for Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, who has made 94 successful dribbles in 21 appearances in the Premier League and Champions League this term.
Well, The Sun says that Mourinho sees the Belgium international as the missing piece of the jigsaw at Old Trafford, and he believes that he can beat the likes of Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain to the 26-year-old’s signature.
The Sun says that Hazard has already turned down a new £300,000-a-week deal to stay with the Premier League holders as he considers his options, with Real boss Zinedine Zidane making the winger his number one target.
The report adds Mourinho is still ready to raid his former club even though the Belgian is one of the players that he is said to have had a strained relationship as he was axed just months after winning the 2015 Premier League title.
The 26-year-old has impressed again this term after helping lead the club to the Premier League title last time out, and he has scored eight goals and provided a further seven assists in 23 appearances in all competitions for the Blues.
The Belgian is known for his dribbling ability, and according to WhoScored.com he has already successfully completed 67 of the 84 take-one he has attempted in 15 top flight outings during the current campaign, with a further 27 completed in six Champions League games.
He certainly would be.
Hazard is arguably the best player in the Premier League, and there is no doubt that he would be a huge hit at Old Trafford because of his ability on the ball and the huge threat he brings in the final third.
The 26-year-old is also able to play in a variety of attacking positions, and Mourinho may feel that the Belgium international may finally sort his No 10 conundrum.
They probably wouldn’t, no.
If the Blues did decide that they needed to sell Hazard then it is likely they would try and offload him to a team outside of the Premier League and not to a direct rival – especially Mourinho.
While it is certainly worth an offer, the Red Devils are likely to have to look elsewhere for a new forward.